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PJEW C!TY OFFICERS
TAKE THEIR SEATS
Councilman Steimker Elected
. President of Council "'
The King Is dead, long live the
king. The old city council went out
of business last night and the new
council stepped in and took Its place.
Acting Mayor Sattler dropped the ti
tle' Acting ' and-' is now sure enough
Mayor Sattler. Councilman Steim
ker advanced one step and Is now
Presldeut of the Council Steimker.
Dr. Elster is no longer the efficient
young ctty-irlrt-kt but U now .n full
fledged, sedate and aged city clerk.
There were other minor changes In
the powers that be and it was all ac
complished without loss of time or
friction. . . . , . ,.
The session of the old council was
not of great length. All the members
were, la place when Acting. Mayor
Sattler called he meeting to order
cave and except J. P. Falter. .The
first business that, confronted the
meeting was the approval of Mayor
Sattler's bond which was in the sum
of $1,000 with John . P. Sattler as
principal and Frank E. Schlater and
Michael HUd-as sureties. , On motion
of Councilman Weber the bond was
approved. , , ... . v ... . ;v
The bond of Judge M. Archer as
police Judge in the penal sum of t $ 5.0 0
signed by M. Archer as principal and
L. B. Egenberger and J, V.. Egentyer
ger as sureties, was then read and on
motion of Schulhof approved.
. The bond of Dr. Elster as city clerk
In the penal sum of $500 signed by
W. B. Elster as principal and Johnn
than J'ntt and Ed. Donat as svreties
was . then read and on motion of
Councilman Bookmeyer approved.
.City Treasurer Frlcke's . bond In
the penal sum of $25,000 signed by
C. G. Fricke as Principal and H. N.
Dovey, O. E. Dovey and F. O. Fricke
as Burettes, was read and on motion
of Councilman Dwyer duly approved.
City Clerk Elster then admlnster
ed the oath of office to Mayor Sat
tler, delivering the oath In a manner
most striking and Impressive. Mayor
Sattler took the oath and said "I do"
In a voice that did not' quiver with
In his turm he delivered the oath
of office to City Clerk Elster, City
Treasurer Fricke and Police Judge
Archer, having them range up before
his desk and lift their right hands on
high while he pledged them to sup
port the constitution of the United
Stfte tie state rf Nebraska ai d e
laws of the state and the ordinances
of the city, and to faithfully per
form all the duties of their respec
tive offices. Without a quiver each
one Individually answered hj would
do all that. .
Mayor Sattler then called atten
tion to the fact that he had approved
all the councilmen's bonds as re
quired by law and requested the
clerk to read the names of the sure
ths, the bonds being in the form re
qvircd by statute which fact was
brought out by Councilman Dwyer on
inquiry. The bonds are in the sum
of $500 each. The list of principals
and sureties follow: George E.
Dovey principal and Philip Thlerolf
and Fred Ramge, as sureties; D. O.
Dwyer as principal and H. N. Dovey
and Frank E. Schlater as sureties;
Adam Kurtz as principal and L. B.
Egenberger and Emil Walters as
sureties; J. W. Bookmeyer as prin
cipal and Wm. Holly and Ed. Donat
as sureties; John Schulhof as prin
cipal and Aug. Bach and Andrew
Kroehler as sureties; Fred M. Rezner
as principal and Peter F. Goos and
A. G .Bach as sureties.
This completed the business of the
ld council and on motion It ad
journed. Thus the old council per
Immediately upon adjournment of
the old council, the new members who
had taken the oath of office previous
ly came forward and took the places
of the retiring members. The seat
from the first ward which had been
formerly filled by J. P. Falter was
occupied by Geo. E. Dovey, the seat
of Mayor Sattler as taken by Adam
Kurtz while the seat of Coundlman
Vorndran was" taken by Fred M.
Reiner. The roll call disclosed all
Mayor Sattler Instead of making a
message to the council, took occa
sion to deliver a Bhort speech de
fining the policy of the new adminis
tration and thanking the retiring
members of the council for their work
In the past. He said that It was a
' pleasure to see so active a set of men
in the administration of the city's af
fairs. The aim of his administration
would be to give the people an hon
est upright and businesslike admin
istration. This would be the duty of
the council as well as his. He want
ed them to all unite and make the
meetings a pleasure and advlned set
ting aside party affiliations and work
for the city. He spoke of the bad
condition of the city finances, the re
sult of past years of mismanagement
and in nowise. the fault of the last
admfiiiJtratloB. ; He" referred to the
lowering of Main street which had
cost47. 0-00 of' which but $2,000 bad
cpme.back to the city In taxes so far.
He referred to the permanent walks
anfl-crosslngs-and the benefit they
weU to,th cry. The crossings had
cost $3,W0 but they were worth 'it
and he was proud of the walks. He
bj?lived the "citizens 'were also.. . He
warened Jthe..p.u.ncll to go ajow on
ordering work done but advised all
necessary work and no more. Ho
thanked the retiring council espec
ially Councilman Vorndran' who left
after six years of faithful Bervleo to
the-city r' for their untiring labors in
the' cits behalf.. He complimented
the fifth ward upon the choice of Mr.
Vorndran's successor, and trusted he
woaldtprote as-good a maa as his
predecessor. . The mayor wa? greeted
with applause for .his plain statement
of what the administration hoped to
accomplish.-:,'-. : '
On.'the rail t for nominations- for
president of -the. Council, Councilman
Schulhof presented the -" nanvn'of
Councilman . Steimker, tlie senior
member of the council who had been
a-republican but who had wellnigh
become a democrat of late and whose
services to the party wer) appreciat
ed. Councilman Steimker was chos
en by "acclamation.
President of the Council Steimker
was called for and briefly thanked the
members -for-the hono- they had
given him. He had -been a repub
lcan yet his sentiments had been with
the democrats of late. In the council
he was neither a democrat nor repub
lican but was for the city and for a
business administration. . He would
oppose ,bad Ideas whether advocated
by a democrat or a republican. He
believed, the council would work In
harmony and peace. The members
might differ but each would do what
he, believed to be right. He spoke of
the necessity of .curtailing expenses
and spoke, ,of, walks and crossings
which . bad been... put In past
property , which was not worth the
cost of the walk. He believed, the
citizens should put in the walks and
believed they would do so. He com
plimented the outgoing members of
the council particularly Councilman
Vorndran for their . fidelity . to the
city's Interests and, like the mayor,
he believed Mr. Vorndran's successor
a fitting one. President Steimker was
was heartily applauded.
Mayor Sattler then announced the
standing committees of the council
for the ensuing year as follows:
Finance Steimker, Schulhof
Judiciary Dwyer, Steimker, Men
denhall. Fire and Water Neuman, Dovey,
Claims Dovey, Kurtz, Rezner. '
License Bookmeyer, Kurtz, and
Streets,. Alloys and - Bridges
Weber, Bookmeyer, Schulhof.
Police Mendenhall, Neuman and
Light Schulhof, Dovey, Dwyer.
Hospital Rezner, Steimker, Web
er. '- .
Cemetery Kurtz, Neuman, Men
The Mayor then read over the list
of officers to be filled by appointment
and Councilman Dwyer wanted the
appointments to all go over for two
weeks. He would not be sure how to
vote and he wanted time on them.
The mayor announced he would make
no appointment of street commis
sioner Just at present as he did not
see the necessity of starting the sal
ary at this time. Steimker stated that
be considered it the duty of the mayor
to make the appointments when he
pleased and the council could either
reject or confirm. He had confl
dence In the mayor appointing good
men and he didn't see where It mat
tered whether the appointments were
made tonight or two weeks hence.
Schulhof also looked at the matter
the same way. He didn't believe In
appointing a street commissioner as
the salary would start whllo the
work couldn't be done. Mayor Sat
tler stated bo felt It his duty to ap
point tonight and the council could
do as they pleased as to confirmation
Ben Ralney was then named for
chief of police and on confirmation
all voted aye except Dwyer who
Anton Nltka was then appointed
for night police and was. confirmed
all voting aye except ' Dwyer and
Steimker who voted no.
Hon B .8. Ramsey was presented
for city attorney and Councilman
Dwyer protested against his not at
tending council meeting, and wanted
to know if he would attend in the fu
ture. Mayor Sattler stated that t
would arrange that. On roll call
all voted for confirmation.
Dr. J. H. Hall was presented 'or
city physician and all voted for con
firmation. On the matter of sexton, the coun
cil generally wanted Coumiluiau
Kurtz to retain the place. He ex
plained at length to the council that
there was too much work for the
money there was In It. He preferred
to have someone succeed hini. If the
city would pay for cutting and mow
ing, the grass In the cemetery he
might consider It.
It was decided to lay over the mat
ter of appointing a sexton for two
weeks, pending an Investigation by
Councilman Dwyer spoke " at
length of a change In the method
of handling street work. He wanted
a foreman who would work with the
men Instead of a commissioner. He
also wanted a proposition fro mthe
lumbermen in the city as to deliver
ing lumber to any part of the citv
when wanted for street or bridge
work. Thought these things should1
Councilman steimker spoke of a
hole In the pavement In front , of
Bach's store arid danger from a heavy
rain tearing the pavement up. It
wis referred to the streets committed
with 'power to act.
Dwyer scented a possible piece of
work by. the light ,t company., and.
wanted, hern to put the., pavement
back in shape. He was informed the
llghtconipany had .nothing to do with
the matter as the work was. done by
the city. . ....... ,
..Thus ended the first meeting of the
Returns From Italy.
John Schiappacasse and daughter
Cecil' whd' have been spending sever
al months In Italy, returned to the
city this morning on the early train.
They had a. very delightful sojourn
in Sunny Italy and returned very
well pleased but more delighted to
get back to America among their
Mr. Schiappacasse relates an In
teresting story of his trip and one
well worth hearing. From this city
they went to New York where they
took steamer for Cherbourg France.
From the latter place they proceeded
to Paris and spent several hours In
the gay French capital, going from
there to Turin, Italy and then to
Genoa. From the latter place they
went to Mr. Schlappacasse's old home
In the hills of northern Italy where
they spent several days. Mr. Schiap
pacasse then determined they would
make a trip to Messina and see the
ruins of the city destroyed by the
terrible earthquake but In this they
were disappointed and they found the
railways did not care to sell tickets
to the devested district and they
could not get anywhere the scene of
the disaster, It being picketed by
troops. This trip was therefore aban
doned and Mr. Schiappacasse and his
daughter made a trip down the sea
coast, visiting cities on the route
This was one of their most enjoyable
trips. They also visited the city of
Naples which lies beneath the smok
ing dome of Mt. Vesuvius. This was a
great trip for Miss Cecil who loves
the sunny skies of Italy. Mr. Schiap
pacasse himself himself was more en
amored of America than Italy and
says he wants to do his dying here.
They were both very glad to get hack
Into old Nebraska.
Turners Have Feed.
Last evening after the dismissal of
the classes at the German Turner hall
lh,i members of the active class
gathered around an Improvised ban
quet board and proceeded to "do
things' to the eatables provided. The
occasion was In the nnture if a
celebration of the renovating of the
hall, by the members. Prof. J. W.
Gamble presided over the feast. The
enjoyment of the affair was added to
by the discussion of the future pleas
ures, which all look forward to. The
members who enjoyed the occasion
were: Prof. J. W. Gamble, Prof. W.
O. Brooks, Glen Rawls Ernest Wurl.
"red Jess. Fred Dawson, John Mauer,
Frank Smith, Frank Cloldt. Clyde
Adamson, August Cloldt, Emll Wey
rlch, Grosvenor Dovey, Elmer Spies,
A Pleasant Surprise.
Miss Verna Co'm was most agree
ably surprised Monday afternoon on
arriving home from school when she
found that about twenty-nine of her
pupils has preceded her and taken
possession of the Cole home
After Miss Cole had recovered
from the shock she proceeded to en
tertain and they say they Just hrn
a circus. For a time various games
and amusements were Indulged In
which every one entered Into with
much Interest and which produced
much merriment. Delirious refresh
ments, which had been provided by
the little invaders were then served
nnd the later they with
drew their forces after having spent
a most delightful afternoon.
r u i unci
F. A. Murphy Tells of the Condition
and Possibilities of Island .
F. A. Murphy, clerk In the War de
partment and for many year of the
clerical force' of the Department of
the Missouri headquarters, returned
Tuesday mornlug from a three years'
absence iu Cuba, where he has been
connected with the American army
of oceupation!1'- '
Mr. Murphy who has had ample op
portunitie8 for observing affairs in'
Cuba, can see trouble coming. 1 '
"I do not think." said he; "that
the restless, revolutionary spirit
among the native Cubans can be ex-:
tlngulsned during this generation at
least: ' There are but two classes In
Cuba-the rich and the extreme poor.
There is no middle class as In this
county. The unscrupulous ''and ad
venturous spirits of the richer class
can always rely upon a big follow
ing from the poorer class, and a re
volution can be started there In little
or no time.
"I think es'a rule that the native
Cuban would prefer the Spanish to
the: American occupation. Under the
Spanish system the country was run
Oh the loot,' rob, tax, graft and'
brigandage system, and the Spanish
grandees encouraged the system as a
plan " saving them lots of trouble,
and at the saure time permitting them
to'hhld the Impoverished "classes In1
the most complete bondage! "
; War Good Pretext. '
"A revolution was a good pretext'
for Spanish ..terrorism ' and gave li
cense to the revolutionary "spirits
to rob, murder and steal without
hindrance. Under the American sys
tem this activity and diversion is not
permitted, so many of the Cubans are
'"The conservative and business efe
ments of the 'island are decidedly
in favor of American occupation and
American annexation. This is partic
ularly true of the Spanish business
interests as well as of the Ameri
can, Canadian German and English
busless men, who are the dominating
business Influence of the Island. It
Is they who own, control and operate
the railroads and street railway and
all the big enterprises of the Island.
"President Gomez Is a politician
rather than a stateman. I do not
think he Is very friendly toward the
United States. At the same time,
I am satisfied that he wants to make
a good administration. Vice Pres
ident Dias Is the better statesman
and diplomat of the two but his In
fluence Is overshadowed by that of
Gomez.. He Is disposed to be friend
ly to the United States, recognizing
the diplomacy of such friendship,
President Gomez Is determined to
crush out every Incipient rebellion
against his authority. He has Issued
orders for the immediate execution
of all revolutionists who seek to op
pose his power and several have al
ready been executed, with others
marked for summary removal.
"Cuba Is a country of tremendous
possibilities, and as soon as a stable
form of government Is assured, the
Island will be one of the moBt pros
perous countries on the globe. Om
It Is interesting to not how care
fully the officials at the Union sta
tion In Omaha avoid giving out any
reliable Information concerning the
movement of trains on the Burling
ton. Monday morning a Lincoln man
landed In Union station from one of
the trains from the west en route to
Pluttsniouth. He approached the
head official In charge of the station
and Inquired when a train left over
the Burlington for Plattsmouth. "Oh,
I don't know," he replied, along about
9 or 10 oclock I guess but there will
be one out of this depot at 9 o'clock
over the Missouri Pacific." The Lin
coln traveler went over to the Bur
lington and learned that he had just
time to secure a stack of cakes and
a cup of coffee before a train left for
down the river. State Journal.
Pollnrd Hoe Apples.
We will have an abundance of
fruit," said ex-Congressman Pollard
this morning while here on business
from his home at Nehawka. "If we
had ordered this spring ourselves It
could not have been better from the
standpoint of the fruit mm. The cold
weather has kept th' apfllo back
and It will be two weeks at least even
with warm weather for them to bud
out. By that time the cold weather
will have passed and there will h
little danger. I have beeen told tho
peaches have been dameged but ours
are not hurt In tho least. Llncold
department Omaha Bee.
Hands and More Nipples.
As a healing salve for burns, sores,
sore nipples and ( happed hands Cham
hcrlaln's Salve is most excellent. It
allays the pain of the burn almost
nstantly, and unless the Injury Is
very severe, heals the part without
leaving a scare. Prlpe, 25 fnts. For
sale by F. O. Fricke A Co.
AYcgctoblc Preparation for As
Uiig the Stomachs and Dowels of
ncss and Rcst.ContaSrts neither
Not Narcotic. -
A pcrecl Remedy for Constipa
tion, Sour Stomach.Diarrhoca.
Worms Convulsions .fevensh
ncss and Loss OF SLEEP '
. , . -,
- Tac Simile Signature of ,
, . Funeral pf Mrs. Anderson. "
The funeral of the late Mrs. C. C.
Anderson was held last Sunday after
noon from the home of her daughter
Mrs. L. Q. Larson on West Marble
street. There was a very large at
tendance of friends of the deceased
and of Mrs. Larson and her family, all
gathering to pay a last tribute to a
good woman whose whole courso
through life had added much worth
to It- The floral tributes from the
many friends were numerous ' and
very handsome, all vlelng In thus
showing the respect and veneration In
which this sainted soul was held.
The services were conducted by
Rev. J. H. Salsbury of the Presby
terian church, his sermon ' being an
eloquent and touching tribute to the
worth of the deceased and the many
fine lessons which her life held for
those left behind. 'Rev. Salsbury
spoke of the Christian character and
the many good deeds which had
characterized the deceased and point
ed out to his hearers the faith which
had carried her beyond the waters
and Into the brighter land.
For the occasion music was fur
nished by a quartette from the Pres
byterian church composed of Mrs. J.
V. Gamble and Miss Estelle Balrd
and Messrs. B. A. McRlwaln and Q.
L. Farley. The selections they sang
were old melodies which deceased In
her lifetime had so delighted to hear,
the melody of which touchoj th?
hearts of all nationalities. These
were "Come, Yet Disconsolate," Rock
of Ages" and "Nearer My God to
Interment was had at Oak Hill,
that beautiful spot consecrated to
the beloved dead, west of the city
a long concourse of carrlnges forming
Those of the children of deceased
who were able to attend the funeral
from abroad were Mrs. Charles Abra
hamson of Davenport, la. Mrs. Rob
ert Armstrong of La Grange, 111.
and A. J. Anderson of Cantrll, la.
B. B. Dannher from near Murray
was In the city yesterday looking af
ter business matters.
THE SEATTLE EXPOSITION. Very low excursion rates will make it
possible for you to make the most Interesting railroad journey in the world at
an extremely reasonable cost; only slightly higher through California. PLAN
ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESORTS. After June 1st very low round trip
rates will be made to the delightful resorts of Scenic Colorado, to the Big Horn
Mountains, Including Eaton Bros, famous ranch resort at Wolf, Wyo.f near
Sheridan; the Yellowstone Tark, either via Cody, Gardiner or Yellowstone gate
way; Hot Springs of South Dakota, Big Horn Basin points, Thermopolis, Basin
and Worland. PLAN NOW.
TO THE EAST. An extensive scheme of excursion rates to the Lakes
Canada and eastern sea-board resorts will be announced prior to June 1st.
Information in response to inquiries will be furnished at the earliest date.
Do not hesitate to write us for Information and publications. State definitely
For Infants and Children.
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1 TWI INTftUft
' Loses DUtlnctlon.
During the present week the Bur
llngton's Lincoln division will lose
Its distinction as being one of the
largest operating divisions in the
United States. The mileage Is to be
reduced by some 400 miles and some-
thing like 600 miles of track will be
left to be managed by Superintendent
Blgnell. The division of the division
Is to be made Thursday-at 12:01 a.
m. On that date all lines east of
Lincoln and north of Ashland will
become part of the Omaha division,
with E Flynn as superintendent and
ohn T, McShane as chief dispatcher.
Calendars hanging In Burlington of.
flees In this city now have a large clr.
cle drawn about the figure 15 on th
For years Mr. Blgnell's division
has been an Unwieldy one, but be
cause all the lines centered at Lincoln
it was maintained as one division.
During the rush of business In 190?
there was talk of making the change,
but It was postponed when the panlo
struck the country. Then business
picked up and the management of the
big mileage again became a burden.
Mr. Blgnell Is one of the veterans
of the lines west. A few days ago
the Journal printed a story relating
to events concerning the location
of the state capital, and at that time
Mr. Blgnell was master mechanic for
the road at Lincoln. State Journal.
Object to Strong Medicines.
Many people object to taking the
strong medicines usually prepared by
physicians for rheumatism. There la
no need of Internal treatment In any
case of muBeulnr or chronic rheuma
tlsm and more than nine cases out
of every ten of tho disease are of one
or the other of these varieties. When
there Is no fever and little if any
swelling, you mak know that it Is
only necessary to apply Chamber
lain's Liniment freely to grt quick
relief. Try It. For salo by F. O.
Mrs. John Schulhof and children
were among those traveling to Oma
ha this morning going up for the day.
MmT, arti vaa mm,
what you want to know. It will be a pleasure to assist you
to include all available attractions in your tour east or west.
W. L. PICKETT, Ticklt Ag.it.
1. 1. RAKELET, I. K k., Oaihi, III.
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